The U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania—recently heard a dentist’s claim that her discharge constituted age discrimination. What did the court decide?
Yesterday’s Advisor provided a quick diversity training exercise on the potential for legal trouble from certain comments managers might make. Today we’ll go over a true-false quiz that could help you in your diversity training.
by Kevin C. McCormick, JD, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP In a significant decision, The U.S. district court in Baltimore declined to award the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) retroactive or prospective monetary relief in an age discrimination case in which the agency claimed that Baltimore County had improperly calculated pension fund contributions.
ERIP stands for Early Retirement Incentive Plan. Employers have been using ERIPs for years—they’re an effective way to influence the workforce and even sometimes to avoid implementing a layoff.
Yesterday’s Advisor reviewed the good and the bad of preemployment inquiries that all of the people who interview at your organization should be aware of; today, we present a few of the just plain ugly questions that hiring managers must be trained to avoid at all costs.
Has your organization considered all the legal ramifications surrounding its employment applications? Sure, you must have enough questions to gather what you need to assess the candidate, but they should be the RIGHT questions. What questions may present legal problems or employee privacy issues? We have some help for our readers, courtesy of business consultant […]
In yesterday’s Advisor, we reviewed the good and the bad of preemployment inquiries; today, we take a look at some of the just plain ugly questions that you should never even think of asking.
Should you consider using Facebook as part of your background screening process? It may be beneficial because it could turn up potential problems and keep you from hiring someone who could be a problem later on. But it can also be a risk because Facebook pages are known to contain an abundance of personal information—and […]
What is the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and are you in compliance?
Van Parys, who is with Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP in Sacramento, offered his tips at the SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition held recently in Orlando. Recent EEOC Actions Two recently filed lawsuits, in which severance agreements were called overly broad and unenforceable, may help employers fashion their own severance agreements, says Van Parys. EEOC […]